It has been a rather crazy and hectic week. I have struggled to find time to read. Usually I distill about 100 articles to roughly 10 — but this week, half my Pocket went unread. I hope to be more efficient next week. In the interim, enjoy these gems. Have a great weekend everyone!
- The Next Internet is TV: Okay, now that headline in The Awl doesn’t really do justice to this great piece about the now and the near now future of media. It is one of the best (if somewhat depressing) point of view on media and where it is heading.
- Occupy Burning Man: Bloomberg Business being ironic with that headline? Perhaps, as the story is about how technology’s billionaire boys turned once fiercely indie Burning Man into their private playground. I don’t know the politics here, but the article was illuminating.
- Electromagnetic fortification of the suburbs: Fortifying our homes against drone incursion will be the next bull market in security, but the important question is how fast will we see the rise of geofencing?
- Revisiting TechTV, a bubble later: Many of Tech TV alums are my friends, so I couldn’t help myself from including this one. This is such a great story and it took me down memory lane.
- Why does science speak only english?: A long time ago the scientific community spoke many languages and now it only speaks English. Why did this happen and what is the impact? Really great read from Michael Gordin published on Aeon!
- The commoditization of workplace: The notion of the office is changing, thanks to our untethered and always connected life. What does it look like? Dan Chen tries to come up with some answers.
- The purpose of Silicon Valley: MIT Technology Review turned to veteran writer, Michael S. Malone to ponder on this really very important question. It is a sublime piece of writing and a must-read if you believe in technology (and not the spectacle of technology.)
And this one thing I wrote: